klappen

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VerbEdit

klappen ‎(past singular klapte, past participle geklapt)

  1. to clap (make sound or music with the hands)
  2. to applaud (clap hands in order to praise)
  3. to smack, strike rather hard and/or loud
  4. to crack with a loud sound, like a whip
  5. to fold, to hinge
  6. to wag one's lips, talk, converse

ConjugationEdit

Inflection of klappen (weak)
infinitive klappen
past singular klapte
past participle geklapt
infinitive klappen
gerund klappen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular klap klapte
2nd person sing. (jij) klapt klapte
2nd person sing. (u) klapt klapte
2nd person sing. (gij) klapt klapte
3rd person singular klapt klapte
plural klappen klapten
subjunctive sing.1 klappe klapte
subjunctive plur.1 klappen klapten
imperative sing. klap
imperative plur.1 klapt
participles klappend geklapt
1) Archaic.

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klappen

  1. Plural form of klap

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EtymologyEdit

A Central and Low German verb of old age; compare Middle Low German klappen, probably from Proto-Germanic *klappōną. Cognate with Dutch klappen, English clap, Old High German klapfō ‎(clapping sound). Also related with German klaffen ‎(to be wide open).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈklapən/, [ˈklapən], [ˈklapm̩]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

klappen ‎(third-person singular simple present klappt, past tense klappte, past participle geklappt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) to clap (make a soft clapping sound, particularly of something being closed)
  2. (transitive) to fold; to flip; to bend (to close or open a hinge)
    Zum Transport muss diese Liege geklappt werden.
    In order to be transportable, this deckchair needs to be folded.
  3. (intransitive, chiefly colloquial) to work (out)
    Wenn alles klappt, bin ich um sieben zu Hause.
    If everything works out, I’ll be home by seven.

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